Dream Theater takes fans through a walk-through studio interview in a new video clip. Their new album Distance Over Time is due out on February 22nd via InsideOut Music. The artwork was created by long-time cover collaborator Hugh Syme (Rush, Iron Maiden, Stone Sour). Distance Over Time was produced by guitarist John Petrucci, mixed by Ben Grosse and mastered by Tom Baker.Continue reading
They were in Havana, Cuba for ten days as guests of the Cuban Ministry of Culture, Cuban Institute of Music and the Cuban Rock Agency. They recorded a few of the tracks at Abdala Recording Studios with producer Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Sevendust), who accompanied them on the journey. Additional recording took place in Sydney, Australia at Studio 301, with tracks being produced by The Dead Daisies and Craig Porteils (Guns N Roses, Billy Idol).
Watch the trailer for their documentary shot by Katarina Benzova and Cuban videographer Karel Renzoly Green and will be edited by filmmaker Kenn Michael and produced by music and film producer Danny Sabre below.
The venture is one of the first for a U.S. rock band since Obama loosened travel and trade rules for the country and the band for this excursion includes Richard Fortus (Guns N Roses, Psychedelic Furs) on lead guitar, Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake) on bass, Dizzy Reed (Guns N Roses, Hookers & Blow) on keyboards, David Lowy (Mink, Red Phoenix) on guitar and Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol) on drums. Also along for the ride are Darryl Jones (Rolling Stones, Sting, Peter Gabriel), John Corabi (Motley Crue, RATT) and Bernard Fowler (Rolling Stones).
While in Cuba, The Dead Daisies are performing both acoustic and electric shows as well as recording tracks for their upcoming album. Joining them in the Cuban studio is producer Ben Grosse (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sevendust, Stone Temple Pilots), who tagged along for the trip and will be behind the boards at Abdala Estudios for the sessions.
In addition to recording their new album, The Dead Daisies will also be jamming with Cuban musicians Yasek Manzano, Carlos Miyares, Michel Herrera, Alejandro Martinez, Harold Lopez and Yaimi Karel. The group will also visit schools and conduct workshops with students and local musicians.
The Dead Daisies Cuba Schedule
Feb 22: Welcome Cocktail Party with Cuban Ministry, Institute & Musicians – Havana, Cuba
Feb 23: Press Conference & Acoustic Performance at la Fábrica de Arte – Havana, Cuba
Feb 24: Cuban Recording Sessions with local Cuban musicians – Havana, Cuba
Feb 25: Cuban Recording Sessions and Club Gig at Maxims – Havana, Cuba
Feb 26: Music School & Master Class Visits – Havana, Cuba
Feb 27: Cuban Recording Sessions – Havana, Cuba
Feb 28: Cuba Rocks For Peace concert at Salón Rosado de La Tropical – Havana, Cuba (with David Blanco y su grupo and Anima Mundi)